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crabman
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Postby crabman » Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:45 pm

Whats a good size skimboard to build .Want to use it with a kite . 130 x 45?

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Postby greenkite » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:37 pm

135x50/55 more like....give it loads of width as youll be shifting your feet all over the puppy ,and make it tear shaped/fat n directional with about 3mm rocker in the tip and youll be havin it..mine works a treat

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Postby crabman » Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:49 am

Thanks greenkite .Did you go for a glass or wood construction? Im thinking wood with a core for the first one ,then go for a glass one .Is it worth putting inserts in? :D

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Postby crabman » Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:43 pm

Greenkite . Have made outline of skimboard 130 x 50 . Looks good .Will build next week.
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Postby greenkite » Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:21 am

i use sp systems core cell as its the best core i can get,ive tried loads of others but this stuff is the nuts.i use epoxy and various grades of glass cloth . i dont bother with inserts in these as if the wind warrants foot straps ill be on this
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nice shape you got going on there fella ,
hope it comes out nice for ya.

if you do want inserts nsi do surf pads with built in inserts


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